This week, the top GOP candidates for president will debate live, before the nation. The people vying to become the Republican nominee will make their case to the voting public. Not only that, but they will have to fend off attacks from their fellow candidates.
This is sure to be an intense debate, as many of those running are known for their tough stances and demeanor. One of the candidates running has been branded an “anti-woke” leader. He has come from the business sector and has seen his polling increase in recent weeks. But now, he has been forced to address his financial history–after America learned he took money from a Soros.
From Fox News:
Ramaswamy defended himself last month for accepting a $90,000 award from the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which was founded by Daisy and Paul Soros, the late older brother of liberal billionaire financier George Soros.
“There was a separate scholarship that I won at the age of 24-25, when I was going to law school in my mid-20s, in my early 20s, when I didn’t have the money and it was a merit scholarship that hundreds of kids win..”
In 2011, the same year he accepted the award, Ramaswamy reported $2,252,209 in total income, according to his tax returns, which he released in June. He reported a total of $1,173,690 in income in the three years prior.
News has come to light that Vivek Ramaswamy won a scholarship to attend Yale Law School. This scholarship was called the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Paul Soros was the brother of George Soros, the infamous billionaire who bankrolls many leftist candidates.
Ramaswamy took heat from conservatives after this news came out. The Republican defended his decision, saying he could not afford to go to Yale, had it not been for this scholarship. Both he and his spokesperson said he would have been “a fool” not to accept the award.
But Fox News is revealing that Ramaswamy was already a million, at the time he took the scholarship. His tax filings for that year totaled over two million dollars. In the previous three years, his income totaled over one million dollars.
At the time of this writing, Ramaswamy has not responded to Fox’s report. Voters might want to know why he took a scholarship from a relative of George Soros when he allegedly had the funds to cover his tuition without it.
The Soros family is notorious among Republicans as a powerful force on the left. George Soros has long influenced D.C. politics, thanks to his large donations. Soros has also been known for donating to Black Lives Matter and other far-left activist groups.
While Ramaswamy maintains he had no connection with the Soros family, this news might sour some conservative voters. It is sure to come up during the debate.
- GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy took a scholarship from Paul Soros, George Soros’s brother.
- Fox News revealed he was already a millionaire the year he took the scholarship.
- Ramaswamy dismissed the news, saying he would have been a “fool” not to take it.
Source: Fox News